We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It's all there but for attention to detail”
Review of Devon Valley Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Devon Valley Hotel
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We spent two nights in a "luxury room" in the new out-building next to the main hotel. Very comfortably and well appointed, but for a few quirks: no tissues in the room (they don't provide), and a shower rose located inexplicably at ceiling height, thereby ensuring that the water was luke warm by the time it got to my body! The staff were friendly, but this sometimes felt forced. Training seems lacking though, as we had to ask for hand towels twice before they were provided, and the bed was not turned down on the 2nd night. Picky, I know, but this is not a cheap hotel at the normal rates (we did get this deal at half price though).

The breakfasts were very good (excellent pastries and bread). We did not have other meals there as there were no light options, and the pizza oven apparently only gets fired up from October onwards.

Room Tip: The luxury rooms all face over the garden and valley. Standard rooms not so much. There is a very n...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank millnerl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear millner1

Thank you for your review. Your review is certainly not “Picky”. I have addressed the short comings with the team and certainly dusted their cobwebs and reminded my entire team summer is here and we need to get the basics right is we want deliver Excellence in Hospitality.

You are correct with the pizzas, we are up and running every Friday and Saturday from 12:00 till 21:00 unless of course it is raining. The Pizza oven is on our Terrace.

Thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel.

Kind Regards
Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (709)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

416 - 422 of 710 reviews

Reviewed September 28, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel before, hence my request to the travel agent to book a room there. The hotel has not lost its charm, and the reception and check in made me feel thoroughly welcome. I appreciated the advance warning that there was a group booking and that I should book my table at Flavours Restaurant.
My room was comfortable and distinctly different from the usual hotel room set-up. The bathroom opened with double doors and has an inviting large self-standing bath and amazingly big shower. Good quality linen and pillows and great coffee in the room. My room has double French doors opening to a little verandah with a water feature outside.
The quality of the food at the hotel restaurant, Flavours, the presentation of the food, the range on the wine list and the service was exceptional.
I definitely recommend staying at Devon Valley Hotel and Spa.

Room Tip: Choose a room towards the vinyeard side of the hotel
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ADavis1977
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear ADavies1977

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We spent two nights at the Devon Valley Hotel.

Given the distance from the city, it was safe to assume that our dinners would be at the hotel. The staff was very courteous and friendly. We spent time at the bar, where the bartender made us a couple of mean cocktails, and the wine list was very good too.

The food was good, the choices were a bit limited especially for vegetarians. I enjoyed the Ostrich meat on the first night and the chicken on the second.

The views from our room were spectacular! It was like waking up in paradise. Overall, we were pretty satisfied. They charged for wifi, which in most other places we lived across SA was free.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ArjunPuri
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear ArjunPuri

Thank you for your review, We are working on having free wifi!

Our menu changes monthly with fresh seasonal thoughts. We always try to accommodate Vegetarians and guests are more than welcome to ask our chef for a special dish!

Thank you again for the time taken to do our review.

Kind regards
Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

My review is biased. My wife and I stayed here the first night of our honeymoon, and each time we return, they make something special of our visit (we usually go around our anniversary).

It is located in probably one of the most beautiful places in South Africa (if not the world), the Stellenbosch Winelands.

The rooms are very well proportioned and with a very high quality of fittings. The restaurant serves good food with a nice fire in winter and a phenomenal patio in summer.

The wines are local to the area and is very good.

Room Tip: Get a suite in the Manor house, its away from the main hotel area.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Joeblack_Paul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear Joeblack_Paul

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to our Hotel.

Kind regards
Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Situated in a beautiful, quiet area this rambling hotel consistes of the main reception, bar and restaurant with two long corridors of rooms attached each side. The en-suite rooms are stylish and clean, the bed having exceptionally fine linen and extremely comfortable and the bathroom (mine had only a shower but others have both) are also good size. Unfortunately, the hot water system was unable to cope with a large group all wanting hot showers/baths at the same time and I was eventually taken to another room to use the shower there, which entailed going via the dining room in one's dressing gown! The room had all the necessary equipment and with some help I eventually managed to get the AC to warm it up as it was still cold at night. Room service provides a good toasted sandwich with salad and chips. The hotel concierge was exceptionally helpful as also all the other staff.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Michele G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear Michele_G186370

Thank you for your review. We have attended to the hot water issue! We run off both solar and electrical heating. With the cold winter, we needed more electrical heat.

Kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Should have done this review a long time ago......This beautiful hotel was our home base while we did wine tasting in the Stellenbosch winelands and nearby Franschhoek area almost a year ago 09/08 - 09/10/2012. It is located in the quiet sylvanvale Farms overlooking beautiful vineyards and very picturesque rolling hills. just a few minutes from the town center and good proximity to lots of wineries.

Our room/suite is lovely, nicely decorated with an old world charm. It has a fireplace which makes the room cozy, peaceful and yes, romantic. The bed was very comfortable which gives you a very good night sleep after a hectic day. The bathroom has a claw tub and a shower with ample room to move around. The only thing I did not like about it was the sink does not have enough counter space for essentials and the mirror was installed too high so for somebody who is only 5ft 1" tall like me, I need to stand on a chair so I could see myself while putting on make-up.

The dining room and the bar/lounge has a wonderful atmosphere and the food is great. Breakfast buffet is very good and has a variety of selection . The staff are very helpful, accomodating and gives very good service.

Nanette & Stuart Duzan
Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank racoonian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Dear racoonian

Thank you for your review!

Kind regards
Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were in a family suite.The rooms were very clean and in old english style. The bathroom is spacious with bathtub and shower. Staff is very friendly and attentive.

Breakfast was perfect.

I was a little bit disapointed by the dinner. The food wa good but I would expect a better presentation of the main course as in the best restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank milkosob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew D, General Manager at Devon Valley Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Dear milkosob

Thank you for your review.

We are glad you enjoyed the food and the chef will certainly take your comments on the plating into mind.

kind regards

Andrew Dietrich
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Stellenbosch hotels
5.4 mi away
Spier Hotel
Spier Hotel
#5 of 17 in Stellenbosch
2,063 reviews
2.8 mi away
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
#9 of 17 in Stellenbosch
951 reviews
3.6 mi away
Stellenbosch Hotel
Stellenbosch Hotel
#8 of 17 in Stellenbosch
948 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 mi away
Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa
1.5 mi away
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate
#10 of 17 in Stellenbosch
418 reviews
3.7 mi away
Eendracht Hotel
Eendracht Hotel
#4 of 17 in Stellenbosch
450 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Devon Valley Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Devon Valley Hotel

Address: Devon Valley Road | Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
#7 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range: $115 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Devon Valley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Devon Valley Hotel is hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of the Stellenbosch Winelands showcasing breathtaking views of the olive groves, vineyards and majestic Helderberg Mountains, while offering the finest in authentic ‘handmade hospitality’. ACCOMMODATION: The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished suites reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel while enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains, vineyards and olive groves. The spacious Luxury rooms and Executive suites in the Manor House are the hotel’s premier offering, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat. Comprehensive Overview: The Classic Rooms are situated in the historic Cedarwood building and have been tastefully refurbished to reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel. The valley-facing rooms each have their own private decks and the north-facing rooms open onto private courtyards with wonderful views of the vineyards and olive groves. The Manor House is the hotel’s luxury offering. These stylishly decorated rooms are the ultimate in luxurious Winelands accommodation. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Preferred Hotels, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Priceline, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Devon Valley Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Devon Valley Western Cape

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing